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IS supporters in Singapore detained

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IS supporters in Singapore detained

A Singaporean was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) after investigations showed that he was "radicalised and harboured the intention" to travel to Syria to join the self-claimed Islamic State (IS), said the Singaporean Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Singapore strictly controls burning of votive papers

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Singapore strictly controls burning of votive papers

Burning votive papers is an important practice in the spiritual life of Singaporean people as over 70 percent of the population are of Chinese origin, and the country has tightened management to prevent negative impacts of this practice like wastefulness, fire and environmental pollution.